This is a copy of a guest post I did for another blogger. Thought I’d share it here with my readers!
Who is Ann Everett?
Well, you’d think I’d know the answer, since that’s me. I know who I think I am, but the question is . . . can I validate it?
There are all sorts of test to determine personalities. Among the most common, are the Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test, and of course, Wechsler Intelligence IQ Test.
While these are the most popular, I decided to take some less known and maybe have a little fun along the way. I’ll start with a non-test, but familiar source, the Astrologer’s chart.
I’m a Gemini—May 21-June 20—third sign of the Zodiac
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere containing the stars Castor and Pollux. Also called Twins.
I’m not a big believer in the Zodiac providing a road map for my future or determining the type personality I have, but I’ll admit I’m somewhat amazed at the accuracy spelled out by the stars.
According to the chart, Gemini produces the best physicians, actors, secretaries, journalists, accountants, and authors. BINGO! Since I’m an author, maybe success for me is written in the stars! But, (and there’s always a but) Gemini’s can also be the craftiest of criminals! What? That’s not good.
Gemini’s are outgoing—check. Love to talk—check. Use their hands when they speak—check, check…(hands in the air ) They change their minds a lot—nope! It takes me a long time to make a decision, but once I do, I’m done.
Gemini’s adapt well and go with the flow. Wait— does that mean if everyone else jumped off a cliff, I’d follow? Okay, enough of the horoscope stuff.
On to the Lipstick Shape Test. This is where personality is determined by shape pattern of pucker paint after it’s been used for a while. You can check yours out at www.martinarmand.com/Lipstick_Shapes.html
From the eight shapes listed, mine is Sharp Angled Box with Curved Tip, which indicates I’m creative, enthusiastic, and talkative, loves attention, helpful, and falls in love easily. All true, especially the last one. I’m currently in love with four men. My characters Ridge, Jinx and Jace. Oh yeah, and my husband.
Next, The Dessert Personality Test.
Okay, this one sounds right up my alley. I love sweets, (even have Sweet Thangs Bakery in my books) To take part in this one, I have to choose my favorite dessert from a list, then look up what psychiatrists say about me. I chose vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. Hmmm, that even sounds like a Gemini choice . . . two basic flavors, but opposites!
The results: Fun-loving, sassy, humorous, not very grounded in life: very indecisive and lacking motivation. Everyone enjoys being around you, but you are a practical joker. Others should be cautious in making you mad. However, you are a friend for life. www.personalityquiz.net/foodtests/dessert.htm
For my final test: What Color Crayon Would I Be? www.blogthings.com
Apparently, I’m yellow, which is odd, because that is NOT one of my favorite colors. But dang, I liked what it said.
Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors. You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius. Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way. While you seem spontaneous and free-wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme. Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.
Okay, so I like most of what it said. Not sure about that genius part. Some days I feel like my IQ and my bra size are the same number!
No matter what test, they all agree I’m outgoing/talkative, fun-loving and sassy, which does fit me. I don’t consider myself eloquent, indecisive, or unmotivated. If calculating means I’m a planner, then guilty as charged. I make lists. I keep a calendar. I like everything organized. (not always a good thing for those around me) I’m a long way from being a genius. I was only a “B” student. I didn’t especially like school, but I loved work and still do. I love to cook, clean, and iron, because the results of that labor are immediate.
Here are a couple of excerpts from YOU’RE BUSTING MY NUPTIALS,hopefully showing my fun-loving and sassy side.
#1— “Did you see the expression on Hazel’s face? She’s glad Ridge didn’t show up. The woman hates me.”
“C’mon, Tizzy, Ridge’s mother doesn’t hate you. You’ve had what— two conversations with her? I don’t think that’s enough evidence to prove she hates you,” Rayann said.
“Yes, she does. I’m sure of it.”
Rayann cut her eyes over at Tizzy and thinned her lips in disgust. “Not the dress again.”
“Yes, Rayann, the dress. I wore that slutty dress the first time I met her, and she’s hated me ever since. Totally Ridge’s fault, of course. He didn’t tell me I was going to meet his family. If he had, I would have worn something different.”
Synola leaned forward. “Are you talking about the little black, form-fitting, backless dress?”
“Yes,” Tizzy said.
“Girl, you rock that dress. I love that dress. If I looked as good in that dress as you do, I’d wear that dress everywhere. I’d shop at Wal-Mart in that dress.”
#2– Once on the road, with the plan in place, Rayann dug in her purse and pulled out a piece of paper. “Hey, I thought it would be fun to give ourselves some stripper names. I found this chart online where you take letters from your name and match them with suggested performance names,” she said, unable to hide her excitement. “According to the web-site, I’ll be Sugar Candy. Tizzy, you’ll be Velvet Blaze and Synola you’re now Cinnamon Dream. Don’t you love’em?”
“You’re kidding,” Tizzy said.
“No. If we want to work as strippers, we need stripper names,” Rayann said, and looked over her shoulder. “Right, Jinx?”
Jinx smiled. “She has a point.”
“See, Tizzy. Jinx likes the plan”.
Tizzy nodded. “Okay, we’ll do it. I’m Velveeta, you’re Sugar, Synola is Cinnamon.”
“VELVET, not Vel-vee-ta.”
“Oh, sorry. I got confused. Since the two of you are in a food group, I thought I was too.”